Sunday, March 21, 2010

Earth Hour 2010

Earth Hour is a global event organized by WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature a.k.a. World Wildlife Fun) and is yearly held on the last Saturday of the month of March — which falls on the 27th of March this year at the same time — 8:30 till 9:30 in the evening.

Its purpose is to raise awareness to people all over the world towards the need to take action on the unstoppable climate change that is happening in our planet.

The Earth Hour originated by the WWF and The Sydney Morning Herald in 2007, wherein a total of 2.2 million residents of Sydney, Australia, participated in turning off all non-essential lights. So, following this event, many other cities around the world adopted this event in 2008 till the present.

Last year’s Earth Hour, our country — Philippinestopped this event amongst 88 nations (in terms of local participation in Earth Hour), according to the WWF Philippine representative. Filipinos are really very competitive to even defeated Australia. Indeed, Sikat ang Pinoy! ;) An estimated 10 million Filipinos in a total of 647 towns and cities participated in this event had been recorded.

And in this year’s Earth Hour, all the event organizers — WWF-Philippines, Department of Energy, Green Army Network Foundation and SWITCH Movement — aims to mobilize 15 million Filipinos in a total of 1000 towns and cities to take a symbolic stand against the climate change. And with “El NiƱo” wreaking havoc on the nation’s water, food and power supply, this year’s Earth Hour has assumed special significance.

So, let us all mark down our calendar for this year’s Earth Hour on March 27th at exactly 8:30 till 9:30pm and let us all join by switching off our lights for just 60 minutes and be a big help to our Planet! ;)

Hope we'll still rank number 1 this year :)


melody said...

another hour of total darkness.

ur_gurLNxtdOor said...

@melody: an hour of total darkness indeed...but for a it's just an a-OK for me :) don't forget to participate, okie dokie :)

MinnieRunner said...

We participated in the Earth Hour last year. And for this year, I will be participating in the event with other co-bloggers at a mall nearby.

ur_gurLNxtdOor said...

@MinnieRunner: we also participated last year :) wow! sang mall yan?..sayang naman, gusto ko sana magjoin kaya lang have i guess..kame ng mga kaofficemate ko magkakasama in participation sa earth hour :) 2nd shift kasi ako, ee -- 2pm-10pm..yey! 1 hr na petikz :))

MinnieRunner said...

Sa Bulacan, sa SM Marilao. Masaya nga magjoin ng mga ganung events. Oh, night shift, I can't imaging myself doing that, he he.

ur_gurLNxtdOor said...

@MinnieRunner: Bulacan?...where are you in bulacan?...near Marilao lang?...i also have friend Loma de gato (if i'm not mistaken)

hai..sana next time makaparticipate ako ng ganyan sa labas...para maexperience ko din..hehe :) lapit na holyweek..advance happy holyweek... ^_^

MinnieRunner said...

Yeap, Bulacan ako. Pero malayo sa Marilao, he he he. Pulilan ako.

ur_gurLNxtdOor said...

@MinnieRunner: oh, i see..kala ko malapit ka lang dun

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